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Diva Fever. On and off stage

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Among all these reviews after the premiere of Adriana, here comes an interview published in the Evening Standard (Life&Style section). And taken some time before the Big Night. Besides the well know story (as they so much enjoy getting us back to Adam and Eve) of Angela's beginnings in Romania, how she got to London and so on, the interview is spiced up with some details from the private life. Somebody I know will be happy to find out that "Roberto and I are still friendly. We are still together when we have the time". Well, this is my only note related to the private life that everybody is so interested in. You have to read the interview/article to see if there's more out there.
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Along with the interview there was also a photo shooting. A little bit of hustle in the beginning, but everything ended up well, as the writer (Lydia Slater) tells us, also visibly charmed by Angela's appearance "The reason we're running late, it seems, is that Angela has let loose her (never very dormant) inner diva, and after complaining about the dress, the make-up, the pictures and the draught backstage, has disappeared to her dressing room. The crew are looking distinctly harassed. 'Has she started throwing things yet?' enquires a passing stagehand, deepening the general gloom. Clearly, Angela is planning to live up to her nickname of 'Draculette'.
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Suddenly, she sweeps back to us, her mood completely altered. She flings off her coat to reveal an hour-glass figure encased in a shimmering gold dress, tosses back her raven mane and poses like a pro. Physically, she reminds me of Paloma Picasso: she's not classically beautiful but strong, with big dark eyes, a proud nose and large red-lipped mouth. The Draculette tag may refer, at least partly, to her comedy Romanian accent, but her voice is soft, sexy and beautiful to listen to. "
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Enough with spoiling the pleasure of reading the interview :). Go to Evening Standard web page and enjoy it. If there was a photoshooting, maybe there are more than two photos somewhere in the cyber space, right?
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3 comments:

  1. Thank you very much, Irina, for the interview, the very good reviews (almost all of them), and all the informations !

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  2. Irina, it was wonderful! I have been floating on a cloud somewhere in heaven since Thursday curtain call and it is now Sunday. Eveything just came together and Angela was perfect! The chemistry between her and Jonas was palpable and you could really beleive they were in love. Both delivered outstanding performances and the music is ravishing...OK, a bit sugery but who cares when delivered with such artistry by everyone involved. This is what we need when the world is such a sad place. Magic and sublime artistry. The set was so clever and really created the feeling of being back stage. The end when all the lights were shining and the reverent bow taken by Adriana's fellow actors when she died was just so touching and David McVicar really knows what he is doing. Everything was perfect and the audience went mad at the curtain. WONDERFUL! I want to go again! Best wishes, Carole.

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  3. @Carole. Thank you so, so much. Such an opinion is more important than 10 reviews in newspapers.
    @Annie - if there's a review that I missed, let me know, please.

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